Originally posted on The Lions In Winter  |  Last updated 11/14/11

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 28: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions watches the action on the field against the Indianapolis Colts at Ford Field on August 28, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Colts 18-17. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Jim Schwartz said it best: "Obviously we aren't going to win many games with six turnovers and three returns for touchdowns, including a punt return," he said. "There is nothing else that happens in that game that is going to change that." Obviously. This game went off the rails so hard, so fast, that it looked like there were never any rails to begin with. This was a 53-car trainwreck from almost the minute it left the station, and there was absolutely no recovering from it. Last week, reporters noticed Matthew Stafford wearing gloves in practice. He said it was to help prepare him for the Windy City, but after the Chicago game Stafford admitted he was protecting a broken finger on his throwing hand. It’s tempting to blame his performance on the finger, but the problem is between his ears. In the Chicago and Atlanta games, we saw Matthew Stafford become a victim of pressure: pass rush pressure, game situation pressure, and high stakes pressure. Even when Stafford had time,...
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